State Capitol Report: Sen. Johnson on MLK Day, Police union discusses Republican bill package

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The Wisconsin State Capitol and State Street are seen from Bascom Hill
Fall colors frame State Street leading to the Wisconsin State Capitol on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, in Madison, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

Sen. LaTonya Johnson discusses the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and how the state legislature can address racism. Then, the executive director of the state’s largest police union describes new bills proposed by Republicans to address police recruitment and other law enforcement issues.

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  • Bills would attempt to boost police recruitment

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Steven Potter Producer
  • Clara Neupert Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Sen. LaTonya Johnson Guest
  • Jim Palmer Guest

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